Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"People mature with age and experience. I hope I more resemble a fine wine than bad vinegar."
-Rick Kaplan, Television executive

The refrigerator light goes on...

I have loved cucumbers in vinegar since I was a kid. My mother made them very simply as peeled and sliced cucumbers (not seeded) with oil, white vinegar and a bit of salt and pepper. The mint was sprinkled on sometimes since it grew wild in our side yard. A taste of the South in the summer.

This variation is a little more elegant and I like to use rice vinegar because it's not as acidic and lets the sweetness of the cucumber and mint come through better.


Minted Cucumbers

Servings: 2 | Serving size: about 1 cup

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipe does not make very good leftovers.

2 medium cucumbers (peeled, seeded and sliced into crescents)
2 tsp olive oil
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
1/8 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
1/4 tsp dried peppermint

Fold together the cucumbers, olive oil, rice vinegar, salt, pepper and peppermint.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 68

Servings: about 1 cup

Amount Per Serving

Calories 68 Calories from Fat 43
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 7%
    Saturated Fat 1g 3%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 150mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 6%
    Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 3% Iron 3%
Vitamin K 17 mcg Potassium 288 mg
Magnesium 26 mg